This is significant: No single gene associated with being gay

It’s not significant at all. I doubt Paul will answer this, but it’s worth asking whether he feels like he chose to be attracted to men. The answer would obviously be no.

It’s also worth providing more quotes and context, rather than the distorted picture Paul paints. More quotes from the article:

Ben Neale, an associate professor in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, who worked on the study, said: “Genetics is less than half of this story for sexual behaviour, but it’s still a very important contributing factor.”

Fah Sathirapongsasuti, senior scientist at 23andMe, added; “This is a natural and normal part of the variation in our species and that should also support precisely the position that we shouldn’t try and develop gay ‘curism’. That’s not in anyone’s interest.”

David Curtis, honorary professor at the UCL Genetics Institute, University College London, said: “This study clearly shows that there is no such thing as a ‘gay gene’.

“There is no genetic variant in the population which has any substantial effect on sexual orientation.

“Rather, what we see is that there are very large numbers of variants which have extremely modest associations.

“Even if homosexuality is not genetically determined, as this study shows, that does not mean that it is not in some way an innate and indispensable part of an individual’s personality.”

Paul will probably omit this comment, but as a reblog, anyone can see the true context of the BBC article. They should also ask why anyone would choose to be gay, given the historical and on-going persecution the religious right inflicts upon the LGBT community. It’s made even worse by more of Paul’s dishonest, ongoing representation of equating the LGBT community with bestiality and paedophilia. If you read this Paul, stop to remember some rather important elements of your faith.

And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it].” [Quran 2:42]

In their hearts is disease, so Allah has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie.”[Quran 2:10]

Allah knows that you are His Messenger, and Allah testifies that the hypocrites are liars.” [Quran 63: 1]

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